“Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times”

The Western region of the Costume Society of America has put out a call for papers for their first annual regional symposium. Special registration rates are available for student papers. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Forgive the length of this post, but these two calls for papers are not yet available online anywhere else (ie worn through has the exclusive).

Western Region 2009 Symposium

(2 calls for papers)

“Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times”
September 25-26, 2009
Sacramento, California

Deadline: Postmarked by April 4, 2009.

The Western Region Symposium offers an opportunity for members of the Costume Society of America to present research on a variety of topics related to the theme “Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times.” Some possible topics for papers are: modern and historical fashion designers; dressmakers and milliners; art-to wear; entertainment from Buffalo Bill and Wild West Shows to opera, dance, theater, film and television; counter cultures; costume in Western American literature; Native American and First Nations cultures; the design process; sports and leisure; manufacturing/manufacturers, gay culture, show girls and beyond!

TWO TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS ARE INVITED

  1. Oral Research Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research findings and conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in Power Point format. One presentation will be reserved for a student speaker (see separate call for papers below) who will be awarded a stipend to present a paper at the symposium.
  2. Research-In-Progress Reports are appropriate for the presentation of ongoing research to elicit feedback from registrants for additional research sources and/or comments on methodology. Limited to 7 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in Power Point format.

View the full call for papers here:

csa-call-for-papers

csa-call-for-student-papers

For details watch this space:

http://www.costumesocietyamerica.com/RegionV/event_workshop_sym.htm

Until next time,

Heather

www.fashionhistorian.net

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